Glencoe and Hillsboro High Schools played to a 1-1 draw during a pre-season contest at the Hare Field Stadium in Hillsboro, Oregon. With each team having opportunities to notch a goal in the first half, the match remained scoreless until Glencoe midfielder Noah Spellman headed the ball into the net off a far post cross from Javier Cazares with 27:51 remaining in the second half. Hillsboro evened up the score with a goal from Miguel Tena-Palomares.
Glencoe goalkeeper Cameron Svenson (right) comes off his line to save a volley by Hillsboro defender Ramon Mercado Quezada (left) in the first half of the pre-seaon match between the rival Hillsboro schools.
Defender Ethan Vanderzanden (right) of Glencoe beats Hillsboro forward Roberto Mora (left) to the ball breaking up a first half attack during the pre-season derby at Hare Field in Hillsboro.
Glencoe midfielder Noah Spellman (17) heads the ball into the net off the far post cross past Hillsboro defenders Luis Guevara (15), Juan Pedro Moreno Olmeda (14) and goalkeeper Jose Rodriquez (in red). Spellman's goal gave the Tide a 1-0 lead with 27:51 left in the second half of the match.
Glencoe midfielder Noah Spellman (17) celebrates his goal off a far post header as Hillsboro goalkeeper Jose Rodriquez (in red) lays on the ground in frustration as Spellman's goal gave the Tide a 1-0 lead with 27:51 left in the second half of the match.
Glencoe forward Noah Spellman advances the ball through midfield during the second half of the Crimson Tide's match against local rival Hillsboro High. Spelman scored Glencoe's lone goal with a second half goal off a far post header.
Glencoe forward Jonathan Medel Tellez (right) connects with a through ball from midfield to on a break while defended by Hillsboro defender Kevin Estrella (left) during the second half of the pre-season derby match at Hare Field in Hillsboro.
Glencoe midfielder Eddie Sauceda (5) slides to win a tackle against Hillsboro Sergio Aquilar (foreground) during the second half of the Tide's derby match against Hillsboro High at Hare Field in Hillsboro.
The Glencoe JV soccer team reached the half-way point of the season last week with a very successful record. The Tide won six and lost only one while scoring 27 goals and allowing five. The lone loss was at the hands of Glencoe's cross-town rival Hillsboro High School who shut out the Tide while tallying three.
The strength of the team throughout the fist half of the season has been the back line. The midfield has been playing well, but needs more consistency in maintaining possession and creating attacking situations, along with improving defensively. The front runners have put away some nice goals and look to improve on their accuracy against the stronger opponents.
The second half of the season will give the Tide a chance to avenge their sole loss against Hillsboro. The two sides split the derby last year, each winning on the opponents grounds.
Midfielder Jake Smith breaks free from Liberty defenders to advance the ball in midfield. Glencoe defeated the Falcons at home 1-0.
Midfielder Jin Hyun changes direction quickly to evade a Liberty defender during the Tide's 1-0 victory.
Forward Malcolm Diller (right) locks arms with a St. Helens defender in an attempt to win possession of the ball during Glencoe's 2-0 away victory.
Defender Zach Furrow shields off the pressure of a St. Helens forward during first half play of Glencoe's 2-0 win over the Lions.
Forward Mitch Marinello focuses on the ball as it drops to his feet during the Tide's only loss of the first half of the season, 0-3 at cross-town rival Hillsboro.
James Burton sprints past a Century defender as he works his way for a shot outside the penalty box. Burton scored two goals in Glencoe's 8-0 home victory.